The security data and survey directory

Sponsored by: Alliance for Secure Business Information

Number of respondents: 819 individuals who work in IT operations, IT security, data protection and compliance in large organizations in a variety of industries.

This 2008 study appears to stand the test of time and has not been replaced by more current research. Eighty percent of respondents said they had one or more data breaches in the past 12 months; of those, 49% said one or more of the breaches involved the loss or theft of paper documents. Seventy-one percent of respondents acknowledge an incident in which sensitive or confidential paper documents were lost or misplaced in their organizations.

Compliance & Governance

2010 HIMSS Analytics Report: Security of Patient Data

Conducted by: HIMSS Analytics

Sponsored by: Kroll Fraud Solutions

Number of respondents: 250 senior information technology (IT) executives, Chief Security Officers and Health Information Management (HIM) Directors/Managers, Compliance Officers and Privacy Officers.

Note: Registration required

A study on the shift to electronic health records (EHRs) over the next several years highlights the inability of healthcare providers to adequately secure data--even in the face of increased regulation of the HIPAA and HITECH acts.

Most Respondents Expect FCPA Violations to Increase in Coming Years

Conducted by: Deloitte

Sponsored by: Unsponsored

Number of respondents: 1,090 business professionals from the financial services; consumer and industrial products; technology, media and telecom; banking and securities; energy and resources industries and other industries.

2009 survey on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) finds that 72% of respondents expect an increase in FCPA violations in the next two years, but 34% have no comprehensive FCPA compliance program in place.

State of Privacy & Data Security Compliance

Conducted by: Ponemon Institute LLC

Sponsored by: Sophos

Number of respondents: 528 IT security and compliance practitioners in various sized companies located in the U.S.

2009 survey assesses organizations' regulatory compliance. It finds that a majority do not believe compliance improves security, and 48% don't believe they are compliant with all applicable laws and regulatory requirements.

Information Security Spending Survey: 2009 Results (Impact of the Recession)

Conducted by: Joint effort between MetroSITE Group and Pacific Crest Securities.

Sponsored by: Unsponsored

Number of respondents: 53 top security professionals worldwide.

Governance, compliance, mobility and identity and access management will continue to receive funding, according to a 2009 survey. IT security spending is primarily being driven by compliance, followed by threat reduction and brand protection.

Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery

2009: More Than Half of Americans Surveyed Are Not Worried About Swine Flu

Conducted by: Harris Interactive

Sponsored by: Deloitte Center for Health Solutions

Number of respondents: 1,010 U.S. adults.

2009 survey reports that 52% of Americans don't believe the H1N1 virus will have a major impact in the United States; 41% do not plan to get vaccinated. It also examines who plans to get vaccinated, and if they know where to get vaccinated.

The National Campus Safety and Security Project Survey

Conducted by: The National Association of College and University Business Officers

Sponsored by: Funded in part by the Lilly Endowment.

Number of respondents: 342 institutions.

Roughly 15% of repondents do not currently have an emergency preparedness plan that at least meets the standards set by the National Fire Protection Association; of those, 40% are near completion of one. Survey looks at many factors including use of security cameras and other technologies, emergency communication plans and business continuity.

Social Networking

Outbound Email and Data Loss Prevention in Today's Enterprise, 2010

Conducted by: Osterman

Sponsored by: Proofpoint

Number of respondents: 261 responses from companies with 1,000 or more employees.

Note: Registration required

Managing the risks of outbound e-mail, blog postings, social media, mobile devices, etc. is the focus of this survey. One quarter of U.S. companies investigated the leakage of confidential, sensitive or private information via a blog or message board posting; 24% disciplined an employee for such a breach in the last year. One fifth investigated a similar breach involving a social networking site.

Social Insecurity: What Millions of Online Users Don't Know Can Hurt Them

Conducted by: Consumer Reports National Research Center

Sponsored by: Unsponsored

Number of respondents: 2,000 online U.S. households.

Twice as many U.S. households now use social networks than did last year, and, in many cases, are exposing themselves to new risks. A 2010 study found 40% posted their full birth date, exposing themselves to identity theft, while 26% posted their children's photos and names, potentially exposing them to predators. Also, one quarter didn't use Facebook's privacy controls at a time when 9% of social network users experienced malware infections, scams, identity theft or harassment.

Social Networking or Reputational Risk: 2009 Ethics & Workplace Survey

Conducted by: Opinion Research

Sponsored by: Deloitte LLP

Number of respondents: 2,008 employed adults and 500 business executives.

Many companies are using social networking to build their businesses, however, it can also hurt companies. A survey finds 58% of executives believe the reputational risk of social networking makes it a boardroom issue but only 15% are taking it to that level.

60 Percent of Facebook Users Consider Quitting over Privacy

Conducted by: Sophos

Sponsored by: Unsponsored

Number of respondents: 1,588 Facebook users.

Concerns over privacy settings and sharing private information have prompted nearly two thirds of Facebook users to consider leaving the social networking service and 16% more say they have already stopped.

Virtualization, Web 2.0 & Cloud Computing

2010 State of Virtualization Security Survey

Conducted by: Prism Microsystems

Sponsored by: Unsponsored

Number of respondents: 302 IT professionals across multiple industries and company sizes.

Survey examines adoption of virtualization and corresponding security concerns and controls. For example, 58% of respondents are highly concerned over the potential for Hypervisor to create a single point of entry into multiple machines while 19% have no security solutions or strategies in place to secure their virtual environment.

7th Annual Survey: Network and System Administrators

Conducted by: Amplitude Research

Sponsored by: VanDyke Software

Number of respondents: 353 network or system administrators.

This U.S.-based survey conducted in April 2010 examines budget and staffing changes, what keeps admins up at night, and the adoption of cloud computing.

IT Skills, Salary and Benefits

7th Annual Survey: Network and System Administrators

Conducted by: Amplitude Research

Sponsored by: VanDyke Software

Number of respondents: 353 network or system administrators.

This U.S.-based survey conducted in April 2010 examines budget and staffing changes, what keeps admins up at night, and the adoption of cloud computing.

2010 Security Clearance Jobs Compensation Survey Results

Conducted by: Dice

Sponsored by: Unsponsored

Number of respondents: 3,633 security-cleared professionals.

2010 survey finds average annual compensation in the DC area for security-cleared IT workers is $97,821; professionals earn more than $100,000 with intelligence agency-issued clearances.

IT Professional Salary Survey Reports

Conducted by: Foote Partners

Sponsored by: Unsponsored

Number of respondents: 1,980 employers (99,400 IT professionals).

2010 survey of IT salary and bonuses for 130 IT positions or for any of 27 IT job families or customized by individual jobs and cities.

Cost: $75 and up

2010 IT Salary + Skills Pay Survey Reports

Conducted by: Foote Partners

Sponsored by: Unsponsored

Number of respondents: 2,000 employers (99,400 IT workers).

Cost: $700 and up

Organized by IT categories, this quarterly report examines the total cash compensation of thousands of IT workers in 65 US cities.

2010 IT Security Salary & Skills Pay Survey

Conducted by: Foote Partners

Sponsored by: Unsponsored

Number of respondents: Varies by title and area.

Cost: $800 and up

A drilldown of IT security-specific earnings from professionals in 65 US cities based on salary, bonuses and certifications pay.

This story, "The security data and survey directory" was originally published by CSO.

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